6th Annual Lake Ontario-CNY Lighthouse Challenge

The H. Lee White Maritime Museum and Oswego Expeditions are collaborating to offer the 6th annual Lake Ontario Central New York Lighthouse Challenge on Saturday and Sunday, August 1st and 2nd, 2020.


With the help of a luxury motor coach, the challenge consists of visiting eight unique New York lighthouses within two days. The lighthouses are located along the southern end of Lake Ontario and follow along the Seaway Trail, a National Scenic Byway. The tour will be led by renowned Pharologist, Ted Panayotoff. The official route begins at the Museum in Oswego, New York and the runs east to Rock Island Light then west to 30 Mile Point outside of Rochester, N.Y.  

The trip includes two days of travel, challenge materials for each site, local tourist information with special perks and discounts and a final keepsake for your commitment to exploring America’s beacons of light and supporting the preservation of Lake Ontario Lighthouses. In addition to transportation, the full package also includes admission to all sites, lunch both days, boat tour fees to both the Rock Island Lighthouse in Clayton and the West Pierhead Lighthouse in Oswego. Saturday evening refreshments will be provided at the Maritime Museum.

During the trip door prizes will be awarded, attendees can participate in unique activities and each person will receive an autographed “Lighthouses and Life-Saving at Oswego” book.

The registration deadline is June 1, 2020, at $375 per person. Registration after June 2nd is $395 per person.  The cut-off date is July 8th.

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